Indiana Football: Hoosiers getting involved with OSU RB decommit

Tom Allen, Indiana football. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Tom Allen, Indiana football. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

Another former Ohio State running back commit may be on his way to swap sidelines and head to the Indiana football program.

Despite being on a bye week, Tom Allen and the Indiana football program aren’t taking any days off, continuing to pursue future recruits and build for the for the next couple of years.

With Mike Hart taking over the running back coaching duties in 2017, the Indiana backfield has become one of the more talented and deepest position groups in the Big Ten. Once again, the Hoosiers look to add another big name to the core and steal him away from a major rival in the conference.

Just like the Hoosiers did with Sampson James, they are looking for the same result with Darvon Hubbard. The former Ohio State commit reopened his recruitment in the spring and since, Indiana has put its hat in the race.

In a recent interview with 247Sports analyst Bill Greene, Hubbard said two schools he is looking forward to getting to know better are Indiana and LSU.

"“I am talking to Indiana and LSU about taking visits to those schools,” Hubbard explained. “No dates have been set for LSU or Indiana…. I’m looking forward to seeing how things progress with each school.”"

A top-300 prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings for the 2020 class, Hubbard has already taken official visits to Purdue and San Diego State, and has another one planned to Utah for Nov. 16.

While his relationship with Indiana is still in the early stages, the Arizona native would be a huge addition to the Hoosiers’ 2020 class.

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Despite Stevie Scott, Sampson James, and Ronnie Walker all expecting to return to Bloomington next season, Indiana lost two running backs this year, Cole Guest and Ivory Winters, to the transfer portal, so adding another back is a priority for Allen, Hart, and the rest of the Indiana staff for the 2020 class.